Friday, July 10, 2009

Chocolate Overload Cookies

Oh, my goodness! These are so yummy! I've been dying to make some cookies for my husband and I, as a very belated birthday "sweet" (we didn't have cake this year). We've been putting it off, and finally today I decided to start some cookies. So last year for Christmas, I found this recipe from Food Network's website by Ellie Krieger for Triple Chocolate Cookies. Well, triple wasn't good enough for me, so I made some quadruple chocolate chip cookies for Christmas gifts. This time, I wanted to try something a little different. Yeah... quadruple wasn't good enough either. So, I added more chocolate! What is it called when you have five types of chocolate? Quintuple chocolate chip cookies? That just doesn't sound as good as Chocolate Overload! ;) If you think of a better name, let me know! Anyways, I guess white chocolate isn't technically chocolate, but since everyone calls it "chocolate", I count it as another type of chocolate in this recipe. I wasn't sure how these would taste since I had sooo much chocolate, but my husband and I tried them fresh from the oven yesterday and they were heavenly! Let me just say, you will definitely need a glass of milk along with these cookies! They are super rich! A great cookie for a Chocoholic! :) The recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies, but I didn't feel like having a big tin of cookies lying around, so...

later last night, I made pizookies. I just put the rest of the cookie dough in these mini-springform pans I have, and baked them a little longer than the smaller sized cookies (since they had been in the fridge for half the day, and they were also much bigger and thicker). Yes, they were absolutely delicious! I think it needs some chocolate sauce on top, though... ;)

So, here's the recipe, if you want to try it sometime. Enjoy!

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)*
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate*
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*
1/3 cup white chocolate chips*
1/3 cup 60% bittersweet chocolate chips*

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until combined. Add the oil and egg and beat until creamy. Mix in the vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients (gradually), and mix well. With a spoon or spatula, stir in the chocolate chips and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes*. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool, or risk a mouth burn and eat them fresh from the oven! :)

*Note: I prefer the Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips (Semi-sweet, 60% bittersweet, and white). You could substitute milk chocolate chips for the semi-sweet if you want more sweetness. For the chopped dark chocolate, I used the Endangered Species 72% Dark Chocolate bar with Espresso Beans (the one with the Tiger on the front). To bake the pizookies, press cookie dough evenly into the bottom of a mini-springform pan or other small, round baking pan, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. It should be crispy on the outside, but still gooey in the middle. Then, top with some yummy vanilla ice cream! 



Multiple personalities.. said...

OMG! This looks soooooo yummy! And like you I love Ghirardelli chocolate chips. I will most definitely be trying out this recipe. Thanks for sharing something so delicisous! Have a great SITS weekend!

JennyMac said...

I thought how could these get any better until I saw that ice cream. YUM!

Anonymous said...

what fun...yummy yummy..

i love to read your blog for all these fun things...

i have finally updated my blog...phew!...updating twice a week and visiting all the blog is quite a work..

BPOTW said...

Chocolate is always good. Can't have too much. Ever.

Bear Bunch said...

My mouth is watering right now. They look so yummy!

Karine said...

There is usuall never enough chocolate for me in baking recipes... but I think I would be satisfy with these cookies!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I think these would thoroughly satisfy any chocolate craving! I feel like pouring myself a big glass of milk right now.

Anonymous said...

Well that's a new word on me....pizookies...! I'm always on the lookout for good American choc chip cookies and these sound fab. I must give them a try.

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Laura said...

I love chocolate. And those are loaded with chocolate,
I'm thinking pizza chocolate. This recipe would work great in a pizza pan. Thanks.

Mama Mel said...

Angelcel and Laura... if you haven't heard of it before, "pizookie" is a term used for a pizza cookie, I guess combining both words together... so yes a pizza pan would work great here too! :)

Christine said...

Mmmmm... the words "chocolate overload" just make my mouth water! I am going to have to try this recipe sometime - those look so yummy!

{leah} said...

Holy Moly, those look really good!!!! I've never thought about using a sping form pan, what a great idea!!!

Happy Satureday Sharefest!!!

Marina said...

I mean honestly...can u relocate to be my neighbor?? YUMMMY!!!

Happy Sharefest Saturday ;>

Dreamgirl said...

I'm just sooooooo hungry for those cookies... oh, my God, they look so good!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Saturday Sharefest

Momma G.Love said...

Oh my, the pizookie looks amazing! Why must I be on Weight Watchers right now!

...stopping by from SITS...

Anonymous said...

you definitely got my attention with the title! I'm visiting over from SITS. Have a great weekend.

Multiple personalities.. said...

I love that you shared this for Saturday Sharefest over at SITs, these look so delicious. I have the recipe written down and I will definitely be giving it a try soon. Thanks and Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Yum....Happy Saturday Sharefest!

~Rachée said...

Thank you for sharing. These cookies look fantastic. I am going to give it a go today.

bettyl said...

You are so right in having this be your best post favorite!! So decadent, I might have to try it!